In complete disregard for his own safety, Kendrick Castillo, 18, rushed a shooter at a school outside Denver recently. Castillo gave his life, but that brave act gave other students time to hide under their desks. He told his parents that if a shooter ever entered his school he would not hesitate to act. Eight other students were shot but survived.
Castillo's father, John, said of his son: "He was selfless. My son wouldn't have it any other way. He was the best part of our life. We took care of him, and he took care of other people."
Nate Holley, a sixth-grader at the same school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, told CNN that he was hiding in a closet in a classroom with his hand on a metal baseball bat. "I was going to go down fighting if I was going to go down."
What do you tell your kids if a shooter enters their classroom? The FBI advises students to run and hide. But what tactical advice would give your children? Is it best to sacrifice your life to save others? Should a student try to disarm the gunman? Should you tell your kid to shield others with his or her body?
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